Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 08 Sep 2021


Does God enjoy both sweet and hot dishes equally in the upper worlds as well?

[Smt. Priyanka asked: Swami, this question is regarding the divine nature of God, who suffers health problems or undergoes consequences of any sins committed by His deserving devotees.

You had mentioned that God in human form suffers for His devotees with great joy on Earth and that He is bored of enjoying only sweet dishes (constant happiness and praises from souls) in the upper worlds. But a doubt arises here, where God in energetic form also undergoes punishments in Hell for His deserving devotees to relieve them of any sins. For example, Gopikas surrendered to Lord Krishna even though they were warned that they may go to hell if they don't go back home to their worldly husbands. They did not care about the punishment in Hell also for His sake. Lord Krishna was pleased with their extreme devotion and suffered punishment in Hell on their behalf with great joy. Does that mean God enjoys both sweet and hot dishes equally in the upper worlds as well? Then how is it possible for God to enjoy only sweet dishes in the upper worlds? Is God ever free of this arrangement? Or does God wants to keep it this way out of His own will for the sake of His entertainment and enjoyment of hot dishes, irrespective of human/energetic incarnation?]

Swami Replied:- The primary point is the firm decision of God to liberate the devotees of climax devotion from all their sins because He was astonished by the climax devotion of such devotees. He did not enjoy their sins just for the sake of enjoyment of hot dishes bored with continuous sweet dishes. This point is only secondary and not primary. This secondary point is incidentally associated with the primary point.